WWII British Agent Nancy Wake Dies at 98

August 28, 2011

(Washington Post) Max Hastings, a British journalist and military historian, described her an “ardent warrior, possessed of an endless appetite for sensation.” As her involvement in the war deepened, Ms. Wake was trained by the British to kill with her bare hands (she delivered a fatal karate chop to a sentry at an arms factory), parachute into enemy-held territory and work a machine gun. She chomped on cigars and bested…